Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) (see glossary) is the Scottish Government’s commitment to provide all children, young people and families (for definition of child or young person and family see glossary) with the right support at the right time – so that every child and young person in Scotland can reach their full potential.
This guidance on using the National Practice Model is intended for practitioners and service leads who work with children, young people and families and aims to provide practitioners with a deeper understanding of wellbeing.
The National Practice Model seeks to support practitioners to consider ways to improve wellbeing for a child or young person.
It seeks to reassure leaders, managers and practitioners about how GIRFEC should be delivered within the current legislative and policy framework of rights, information sharing, and delivery of supports and services to children, young people and their families.
Using the National Practice Model is part of a series of guidance documents and should be read alongside the following:
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